AHL joins NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League is proud to be joining the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association for their Hockey Fights Cancer™ initiative, which begins today.

The campaign, which has been uniting the hockey community in support of people with cancer and their families since 1998, will feature special events, observances and stories from people around the hockey community. This year, 22 AHL member clubs are designating a home game as a Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night with the opportunity to include lavender jerseys, dasherboards, stick tape, helmet decals and “I Fight For” cards.

Fans can get involved by sharing their stories using the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer or donating online at HockeyFightsCancer.com. Donations raised will continue to support the American Cancer Society and Canadian Cancer Society Lodges in the U.S. and Canada, assisting hundreds of people with cancer and their families every day with accommodations, meals, transportation, activities and emotional support.

Following is a list of scheduled Hockey Fights Cancer nights being hosted by AHL teams:

November 5Milwaukee Admirals
November 13Laval Rocket
November 19-20Texas Stars
November 19Iowa Wild
November 20Hartford Wolf Pack, Springfield Thunderbirds
November 21Bridgeport Islanders, Hershey Bears, Manitoba Moose
November 27Belleville Senators, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Ontario Reign, Syracuse Crunch, Toronto Marlies, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
December 4Bakersfield Condors
January 22Colorado Eagles
February 2Cleveland Monsters
February 23Henderson Silver Knights
February 26-27Tucson Roadrunners
March 6San Jose Barracuda
April 2San Diego Gulls

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to cancer.org.

About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does what we do; we are the voice for Canadians who care about cancer. We fund ground-breaking research, provide a support system for all those affected by cancer and advocate to governments for important social change. Help us make a difference. Call 1-888-939-3333 or visit cancer.ca today.

About Hockey Fights Cancer
Since its inception in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer – a joint initiative by the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) – has resulted in donations of more than $30 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, player charities, and local charities. Hockey Fights Cancer is also a program of both the National Hockey League Foundation (in the U.S.) and NHL Foundation (in Canada). Lavender, the official color of Hockey Fights Cancer, represents all cancers and will be featured prominently throughout the campaign. To join the conversation, use the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer.

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